Collagen for Joint and Bone Health
Collagen for Joint and Bone Health
Joints are what makes movement possible. They are comprised of bone, tendons, ligament and synovial fluid. During the course of our lives, our joints are constantly under stress, and as we age this can cause significant wear and tear on the cartilage which may become damaged, leading to discomfort and inflammation.
Unfortunately for an increasing number of people, living with joint pain has become part of life. This pain may have been brought about due to a past accident or injury or through occupational, sporting or repetitive activities. Arthritic conditions affect 1 in 7 Australians and over the past few decades, there has been a growing trend to find natural treatments that do not rely on anti-inflammatory medication which can cause significant long term health issues.
The main supplements that have been found successful in helping to relieve joint discomfort and pain include Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), glucosamine and chondroitin. These three compounds have shown promise for managing joint discomfort and reducing joint degeneration. Yet much of the supportive research on glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM has been in the area of treating osteoarthritis and has been less effective in treating acute injuries such as those suffered while exercising or at work.
There is a huge demand for a new generation of joint health solutions. People are actively seeking products that are safe, natural and backed by science as the current options (glucosamine and chondroitin) just aren’t delivering the goods by themselves. People are crying out for new development in natural joint health supplementation.
Nutraviva's Joint and Bone Formula contains 80% of a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen peptides along with the traditional vitamins and compounds that have long been used to support joints and bones.
Collagen plays an important role when it comes to joint health. When collagen is depleted as we age, muscles and skin sag, bones lose density, and ligaments become weaker. Replenishing this collagen is key, especially in order to accumulate new cartilage and encourage the production of collagen by the chondrocytes. Collagen peptides also stimulate the cells that build bone and naturally contains chondroitin and hyaluronic acid – substances that support joint health. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the fluid that lubricates the joints.
The addition of Vitamin C contributes to better absorption of the ingredients and is critical in stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin throughout the body.
MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory which reduces muscle spasms and relieves pain. Studies on patients who suffered sports-related injuries found that taking MSM, resulted in 40% fewer visits to a chiropractor.
Glucosamine sulphate is thought to help with cartilage formation and repair. Some laboratory tests show that glucosamine sulphate may help protect joint cartilage by limiting breakdown and helping to build up levels of cartilage.
Chondroitin sulphate is part of a protein molecule that helps give cartilage its elastic properties and is thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which can help to reduce the painful swelling in the joints that occurs when the exposed bones in the joint rub together. In addition, chondroitin sulphate may also help slow the breakdown of cartilage and help restore cartilage growth to better cushion the joints.
Vitamin D3 regulates our body’s ability to absorb calcium and assists in keeping our bones strong.
Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological functioning and DNA synthesis while Vitamin B6 strengthens the immune system, prevents anemia and helps the body break down proteins.
So, if you are experiencing joint or muscular issues, recovering from a sporting injury or are affected by chronic pain and inflammation, and you are looking for natural ways to help try and manage them. It would be well worth the effort to provide your body with the essential nutrients to not only help repair and recover but also to assist with maintenance of your joints, cartilage, bones, muscles and tendons.
Our Joint and Bone Formula provides you with an easy solution. It comes flavoured or unflavoured and should be taken once per day.
Written by Bruno Rossitt, Founding CEO Nutraviva, BEd(PhysEd)